January 18, 2021

Liverpool keen on Norwich defender Lewis

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Could Jamal Lewis be on his way to Anfield? Could Jamal Lewis be on his way to Anfield?

Could Jamal Lewis be on his way to Anfield?

Liverpool are interested in signing Jamal Lewis from Norwich as they look to bring in cover for Andy Robertson.

There has been no bid or formal approach from the Premier League Champions at this stage, but the club would certainly look to do business at around the £10m mark.

A player plus cash deal could be on the cards as Norwich are understood to be interested in left-back Yasser Larouci, who Liverpool have already made available.

Crucially, Larouci is part of the ‘home grown quota’, so there is potential for a similar situation to the one that saw Kevin Stewart leave Anfield for Hull at the same time as Andy Robertson joined Liverpool in 2017.

Andy Robertson has developed into one of the world's best left-backs in the last two seasons Andy Robertson has developed into one of the world's best left-backs in the last two seasons

Andy Robertson has developed into one of the world’s best left-backs in the last two seasons

Any potential deal for Lewis is very much dependent on the player’s wishes given he is used to playing regular first team football. The 22-year-old made 28 Premier League appearances for Norwich last season.

With Andy Robertson first choice left-back, game time is not guaranteed at Anfield.

Harvey Elliott was one of three Liverpool signings last summer Harvey Elliott was one of three Liverpool signings last summer

Harvey Elliott was one of three Liverpool signings last summer

Liverpool have been quiet in the transfer market of late, only youngsters Harvey Elliott and Sep van den Berg, along with goalkeeper Adrian joined last summer, with Takumi Minamino added in January.

However, Liverpool have been looking at left-back cover for a long time and the departures of Dejan Lovren and Adam Lallana could mean the club are going to be doing more business this summer.

What do Liverpool need?

Analysis by Sky Sports News’ Liverpool reporter Vinny O’Connor:

“Liverpool have to improve because if you look at the likes of Chelsea at the moment, Man City are going to improve, Man Utd have had a run that has taken them into the Champions League once again.

“So Liverpool know they have to be better next season and if they are not going to do so much in the transfer market, then the Liverpool squad know they will have to raise their levels once again.

“Klopp has said they are not necessarily going to do too much business in the transfer window, although there could be the odd addition. But then there are the other improvements to the players they have already got. We saw with Naby Keita’s performance, if you can get those kind of performances out of him consistently, that is an improvement Liverpool could make.

“And Klopp talked to us after the game about Curtis Jones and he could not help let it slip that he is ready now, they are very excited about what he can produce for Liverpool FC. Adam Lallana has left a space and Jones can more than fill that and become an influential member of that squad as there is a lot of excitement at what he can achieve in a red shirt. And he is taking on the No 17 shirt next season, which of course in the early years was Steven Gerrard’s.”

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A domestic-only window for trades between the Premier League and EFL then runs from October 5 and closes on Friday October 16 at 5pm. Follow all the news and analysis on Sky Sports News and across Sky Sports‘ digital platforms, including with our dedicated Transfer Centre blog.

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